Exercise in childhood may prevent cognitive decline later

Oct 18, 2017 by

A study on rats has found that exercise at a young age may stave off cognitive impairment much later in life by creating a cognitive reserve....

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Action video games reduce gray matter

Oct 12, 2017 by

Researchers at two Canadian institutions have found that playing action video games can harm the brain by reducing the amount of gray matter in the hippocampus....

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Exercise should be fun to help kids with autism and ADHD remain active...

Feb 17, 2017 by

A sampling of adults living with young people with autism or ADHD indicates that the best way to help the adolescents exercise is to make it fun....

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High-fat foods alter kids’ executive functions

Feb 9, 2017 by

After just four weeks after feeding mice high-fat foods, researchers found that the mice developed cognitive defects....

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Boys’ and girls’ brains are affected by trauma differently...

Jan 26, 2017 by

A study of the brains of boys and girls between ages 9 and 17 found that there were differences in the fold in the brain that deals with emotion and homeostatsis. The volume and surface area of the anterior...

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Risk-taking behavior in teens caused by imbalanced brain activity...

Jan 10, 2017 by

For the first time, a new study links behavioral control and risk-taking in teens to a specific imbalance in brain function....

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Foster care raises child’s risk of ADHD

Jan 6, 2017 by

New findings published in Pediatrics have found that children who have been in foster care have a much greater risk of mental and physical health problems, including learning disabilities like ADHD, asthma, obesity and depression, compared to children who...

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